Ashtanga Workshop with Shannon Allen

Date: Saturday, June 8th

Time: 1-3pm

Investment: $25/advance registration $30/walk-in 

Explore the roots of Vinyasa with this introduction to Ashtanga workshop led by Shannon Allen. Ashtanga Yoga incorporates a system of postures intelligently sequenced in such a way that improves strength and flexibility, heats and purifies the body, and brings peace and stillness to the mind. 

In this workshop we will break down each posture, highlight the importance of breath in connection to movement, and offer tools in cultivating a regular yoga practice, whether dedicated to Ashtanga or another yoga discipline.

Anyone interested in delving deeper into their own practice will benefit from this workshop.  All levels welcome.


Cacao Dream Journey with Winter Jendayi

Date: Friday June 14th, 2019

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Investment: $20 advance $25 day of

*Advance Registration is appreciated

 

Cacao Dream & Sound Journey

Open your heart with sacred cacao and journey with the beat of the drum to a place within where stillness is found. In this place there is knowing, and we find surrender allowing ourselves to explore new dimensions, carried by the wings of music and purified by healing plants. In this space we find healing; cultivating trust in our allies as we receive insight and clarity from this realm to bring back with us into our daily lives.

Held in a ceremonial space, this offering combines shamanic journeying, sacred songs, and sound healing. The majority of our journey will be spent lying down as we are guided on a dream journey into other realms.

Cacao, commonly used in and known as chocolate, is a medicinal plant from Central and South America which is traditionally used in ceremonies and assists in opening the heart. Winter uses only medicinal-grade cacao sourced from a women’s collective in Guatemala.

Shamanic journeying uses drum beats as a tool to induce alpha and theta brain waves guiding one into a deep state of relaxation and meditation. In this state, intuition is awakened, allowing access to symbols and memories which offer clarity, soul guidance and connection with inner wisdom.


Folsom High School Football Team Bulldogs

 

Summer Yoga Program.  Calling all Bulldogs!

Our seven-week program starts June 3rd!

Mondays from 10:30-11:30am at Leap Yoga,

Folsom (right next to FHS).

 

Meets on the following dates:

June 3, 10, 17, 24

July 1, 22, 29

$45 for Seven Week Series of Football Specific Yoga Instruction.

Register by May 30th.

 

Bulldogs Improve your game this summer with yoga:

• Yoga is a way to improve performance and avoid injury. For any player, the elongated muscles and lactic acid release that yoga allows can be extremely beneficial.

• Yoga helps to improve mental focus, relieves chronic pain, improves balance and flexibility, and strengthens your body’s core.

 

 

About your teacher: Stacy Whittingham

“Strengthening the body is wonderful, let’s start there. But strengthening the body, mind and spirit brings healing and wholeness. In that place we can do anything.”

Stacy is a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified instructor and leads classes, retreats and teacher trainings in the Sacramento area. Stacy has enjoyed leading Bulldog Yoga since 2014. Stacy received her training through Rusty Wells of Urban Flow Yoga in San Francisco. “My intention is for classes to feel energetic and powerful giving the physical body a chance to expand energy and become stronger. But even more importantly my hope is that they offer a sacred time for practitioners to have the opportunity to go within, find balance (pun intended) and connect with their true intentions”


Free Your Fascia!

 

Date: Sunday June 15, 2019

Time: 1-3:30pm

Investment: $35 in advance registration $45/walk-in

 

Would you like to improve flexibility, function, performance, and reduce injuries? 

Are you still feeling “stuck” despite your regular yoga practice?

If so, this workshop is for you.

During this workshop we will be using various myofascial release tools to retrain the muscles to lengthen, strengthen and fire more efficiently. Myofascial release can reduce pain, increase range of motion and teach our muscles how to move more efficiently.

You will learn

-How your fascia effects your overall state of wellbeing.

-How to release the sticky fascia in your body that keeps you from moving freely.

-Which parts of your body need to be released and which parts could use more strength

-Which myofascial release tools work best


Guided Sound Meditation and Gentle Yin with Travis Roman

Date: Tuesday, May 21st

Time: 7:30-9pm

Investment: $25/advance registration $30/door

Travis Roman will lead you through a guided sound meditation with a unique blend of meditation techniques and some gentle Yin asanas – utilizing Tibetan Bowls, Didgeridoo and Zen Shakuhachi.

Travis holds a RYT Certificate completed in Rishikesh, India and has been on tour offering events at Meditation / Yoga Centers in Europe, Eastern USA. We are pleased to welcome him to Northern California and to Leap!

 


Kundalini with Rochelle Goehring:

June 28:  The Subtle Realms & Mastery
July 12:  Expand Your Radiance
August 9:  Connect with the Infinite

Friday 6:30-8.00pm.

Investment: $12 per class

Kundalini Yoga, known as the yoga of awareness was brought to the west by Yogi Bhajan.  This style of yoga iincorporates yoga postures, kryias, dynamic breathing techniques and meditation with the goal to build physical vitality and increase consciousness.  At the end of each evening class, the effects of the kryia and mediation are sealed by a symphonic gong bath.  No prior yoga experience is necessary to participate and all ages are welcome.


Excerpts from ‘Know Your Rhythm’: Explorations in Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra and Yoga Asana with Karen Miscall-Bannon

Date: Tuesday May 7

Time: 1:15-3:15pm

Investment: $25

What is the experience of tapping into your rhythm and musicality? How can mantra and mudras create a container for your pranayama and yoga asana practice? What wisdom lies within the Yoga of Indian Classical Music?

Join Karen Miscall-Bannon to explore the ancient practices of mantra, movement, rhythm, music and mudra to deepen embodied yoga asana practice. Karen recently returned from India and will be sharing excerpts of her new program, Know Your Rhythm, developed in collaboration with Arnab B. Chowdhury of Pondicherry, India. This program is designed to help participants discover their musicality and their own sense of rhythm in life and work – within and without. Experience yourself as a powerful vibrational being and the sonic resonance that exists all around us, exploring asana, pranayama, mantra, and mudra!


Cacao Dream Journey with Winter Jendayi

Date: Friday May 10th, 2019

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Investment: $20 advance $25 day of

*Advance Registration is appreciated

 

Cacao Dream & Sound Journey

Open your heart with sacred cacao and journey with the beat of the drum to a place within where stillness is found. In this place there is knowing, and we find surrender allowing ourselves to explore new dimensions, carried by the wings of music and purified by healing plants. In this space we find healing; cultivating trust in our allies as we receive insight and clarity from this realm to bring back with us into our daily lives.

Held in a ceremonial space, this offering combines shamanic journeying, sacred songs, and sound healing. The majority of our journey will be spent lying down as we are guided on a dream journey into other realms.

Cacao, commonly used in and known as chocolate, is a medicinal plant from Central and South America which is traditionally used in ceremonies and assists in opening the heart. Winter uses only medicinal-grade cacao sourced from a women’s collective in Guatemala.

Shamanic journeying uses drum beats as a tool to induce alpha and theta brain waves guiding one into a deep state of relaxation and meditation. In this state, intuition is awakened, allowing access to symbols and memories which offer clarity, soul guidance and connection with inner wisdom.


“As we are entering the Age of Aquarius, we have to become responsible, outspoken, leading teachers of this Age. That’s what we have trained for and that’s what we have grown into. You cannot live under a camouflage. You have to live openly, honestly, brightly, and forthrightly. Your words should be so strong that they affect every heart; your truth should be so pure that it lifts a person’s soul to the heights.”

-Yogi Bhajan, 7/28/02

 

 

I recently returned home from an 8-day immersion course entitled Kundalini for Addiction Training in Espanola, New Mexico.   I was super grateful because this training satisfied my Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Continuing Education Credits along with my credits as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher.

The training was taught by those who studied intimately under Yogi Bhajan and was graciously hosted at his ashram where many still live and carry on his work and live the lifestyle he and so many have found so helpful.

Our schedule was intense.  We woke for Sahdna around 3pm to walk 15 minutes in the dark along the dirt path of the ashram to the Gudwara.  Gudwara is the Spiritual Practice that uses devotional songs and uplifting live music called Kirtan, to connect the individual with the Infinite.   It is also the name of the structure we gathered in.

3:40-4:00am we recited Japji (Prayer)

4:00-4:45am we practiced Kundalini Yoga

4:45-6:00am we sang the Aquarian Sadhana Mantra Meditation to live music (amazing!)

6:00-6:45am we participated in the Gudwara celebration

 

 

We ate purely organic, vegetarian meals grown on the property. The delicious food was prepared by those committed to Seva (service). Many of these volunteers came to live at the ashram and worked in this way.   We also joined in serving, washing dishes, cleaning the rooms, bathrooms and more. It was an honor.

Class was from 9-1pm, a break for lunch and then resumed from 2:30-6:30pm

Dinner and bed was shortly after.

There were 47 other amazing humans present.   They came from all over the world to include: Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Belgium, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Iceland, Hawaii and many other states in America.  The collective of these individuals was pure joy and light.

I would like to share some of my take away thoughts from this experience.

1.)You are your own best teacher. All of your answers are inside of you. You simply must look deep within and create space and time to listen in order to find your way.

2.)When you understand who you are you will radiate.

3.)When you have a strong Nervous System you will have a strong and positive outlook on life.

4.)Gratitude is the grace inside.  It is the connector and communicator to all that is good.

5.)Kundalini yoga can take away cravings, inner anger, shame, reduce addictive behavior and clear your mind of negative thinking.

I am beyond thrilled to bring many of the teachings to Leap on a regular basis.

I will be teaching from 1030-1145am regularly on Mondays beginning April 29th @ Leap Yoga, Folsom, CA.

Please come check out this amazing practice, which is sure to open your Heart Wide Open.

Written by Hannah Zackney,  www.hannahzackney.com.


Living the Method: Kaiut Yoga Weekend Workshop

Date:  August 1st to 4th 2019

Studio Address: Leap Yoga – 1725 Iron Point Road  – California – 95630

Description:

Living the Method is a workshop for every body, from those who already have practiced Kaiut Yoga method to those who have never tried before, but are looking for improvement with their well-being and health.

During the workshop, students will learn about applying the fundamental concept of the method on their lives, relating to own health (through the Kaiut logic), how to live the method, how to create a habit (making it automatic, like brushing teeth), and about how to bring it to own reality.

The workshop schedule:

NOTE: Our previous workshops with Francisco sold out and class sizes will be limited so sign up early to secure your space!

•Thursday August 1st: 7:15pm-8:45pm – Class & lecture/discussion $65

•Friday August 2nd: 10:30am-11:30am – Class only $35

•Friday August 2nd: 6:30pm-8:30 pm – Class & lecture/discussion $85

•Saturday August 3rd: 10:00am-12:00pm – Class & lecture/discussion $85

•Saturday August 3rd: 2:00pm-4:00pm – Class & lecture/discussion $85

•Sunday August 4th: 10:00am –12:00pm – Class & lecture/discussion $85

 

SIGN UP FOR THE ENTIRE WORKSHOP: SAVE $90 when signing up for the Full Weekend workshop – $350.00

Due to the nature of this event, no refunds will be offered. Thanks for understanding!